Skip to comments.CNN Interview Pallone, Little Today
Posted on 09/09/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
Aug. 30, 2010
Well, this is interesting.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who was last in New Jersey for a documentary focusing on the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and the Rev. Deforest B. Soaries, is back again.
But this time. O'Brien is here to interview 6th District GOP challenger Anna Little and incumbent Rep. Frank Pallone.
We thought Pallone was considered a safe Democrat seat.
Or could that recent Little poll, which showed Little trailing Pallone by just six points, 40-34, turned some heads?
That result (hat tip MoreMonmouthMusings) even got the race noticed by the Daily Kos website:
NJ-06: Is longtime Dem endangered? GOP internal poll says he is. If this internal poll is to be believed (and the standard caveats, of course, apply), then the climate for Dems in this cycle might be even worse than has been often projected. A new internal poll, by National Research, for longshot Republican candidate Anna Little claims that she might not be a longshot, after all. The poll shows longtime Democratic incumbent Frank Pallone leading Little by just six points (40-34). This would be a stunning result, if true, in a district where Barack Obama won by 60-38 and where Pallone has won every election since 1992 with at least 57% of the vote.
This analysis ignores that Gov. Chris Christie won the 6th District in his race against Jon Corzine last year. Not to mention the Tea Party-fueled voters who gave Little the upset victory in the June primary.
But make no mistake -- if Pallone is defeated, that Republican wave began right off the Jersey Shore.
This race is starting to get some attention. Mark my words... Anna Little is going to win in NJ-6
BTW, Chris Christie beat Jon Corzine by 12.5% in NJ-6 last November. This district can vote Republican.
Folks in this area feel like they have a reason to vote for the first time in a long, long time.
It sure did. The boots were on the ground in my town last weekend. We had a great turnout. Anna Little is making a BIG splash in Monmouth County.
She needs to get up into Edison more. There are a lot of voters up here, and she can’t afford to cede them to Pallone by default.
I agree. She has my town locked down - she needs to take the fight to Pallone in the bluish-purple towns.
Well, folks know her down in Monmouth County, because she was a County Freeholder down there. They don’t know her in the heavily populated parts of Middlesex County that are in NJ-6.
This is important because we usually get the NJ results quickly after the polls close. If they show a GOP tide building, i.e. if we wqin some races like this...it will discourage Dem voters out west..and could give us some big pickups on the left coast..remember in 2000, when the premature call for Fl, before the polls had closed in the panhandle ( which is in a differetn time zone, cause a lot of GOP voters not to bother to vote?
I agree. We have three seats that could flip in New Jersey. NJ-6, where Little is closing in on Pallone. NJ-3, where Alder looks like he is going to lose to Jon Runyan, and NJ-12, where Scott Sipprelle looks like he will beat the vulnerable Rush Holt.
If these three seats go Republican, we should know early, and you will know that we are looking at a blowout-type election.